Dominique Swope - 2012
SOPHOMORE (2012): Became the first Eagle to rush for 1,000 or more yards in back-to-back seasons since Jermaine Austin in 2002-03... Ran for 1,246 yards and 16 touchdowns in 12 games... Made 11 starts at b-back... Averaged 6.1 yards per rush and 108.3 all purpose yards per game... Scored a touchdown in the first eight games of the season... Named the SoCon Offensive Player of the Week for week of Oct. 15 after running for 137 yards and two scores against Wofford (10/13)... Opened the year with three touchdowns and 104 yards rushing against Jacksonville (9/1)... Followed up that performance by running for 134 yards and a touchdown at The Citadel (9/8)... Tallied three-straight 100 yard rushing performances against Samford (9/29), Western Carolina (10/6) and Wofford (10/13)... Scored two touchdowns in three-straight games against Wofford (10/13), Furman (10/20) and Howard (11/10)... Rushed for 92 yards on 17 carries at Georgia (11/17)... Carried the ball 22 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns in the FCS Quarterfinals on ESPN at Old Dominion (12/8)... Caught his first pass of the season and ran 49 yards for a touchdown in the FCS Semifinals on ESPN2 at North Dakota State (12/14).
FRESHMAN (2011): Southern Conference Freshman of the Year... Selected to Coaches’ SoCon All-Freshman team... Named SoCon Freshman of the Week for October 3rd, November 14th and November 21st... Played in 13 games with six starts at B-Back... Started the final four games of the year and all three FCS Playoff games... Rushed for 1,033 yards and seven touchdowns on 168 carries... Averaged 6.1 yards per carry and 78.7 yards per game... Totaled season-highs of 31 carries, 255 yards and two touchdowns in the FCS Playoff opener against Old Dominion (12/3)... Rushed for over 150 yards in three-straight games against Wofford (11/12), Alabama (11/19) and the Monarchs... Finished the season with 23 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown at North Dakota State (12/17)... Caught one pass against Elon (10/1) for a touchdown and carried the ball 15 times for 74 yards and a score... Returned two punts for 66 yards against Tusculum (9/10).
PREP: Class AAAA All-State honorable mention in 2008 at Sequoya High School... Played for the Chiefs before transferring to Buford... Ran for 219 yards and three touchdowns for fifth-ranked Sequoyah High School against Clarke Central as a sophomore... Scored 29 touchdowns with 1,480 rushing yards... Returned three punts for touchdowns in 2008... Started last half of the season as a freshman... won two varsity letters at Sequoya... Split carries in the 2010 season with Buford teammate and future Eagle Seon Jones... Second-leading rusher for Wolves with 705 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, scoring six during the playoffs... Averaged 7.9 yards per carry... Also returned punts for Buford, averaging 21.1 yards on 10 attempts... Helped lead the Wolves to a 14-1 record in 2010 and record-tying fourth-straight state championship for Class AA Coach of the Year Jess Simpson.
PERSONAL: Full name is Dominique Shawn Swope... son of Martin Toussaint and Grace Swope... born February 27, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga., ... has three siblings Aleyah, Andrew, and Derek... brother Andrew was a four-year linebacker at Buford...Admires his parents most... Favorite tradition at Georgia Southern University is the jerseys because they are navy and white... Favorite athlete is Adrian Peterson of the Vikings.
MAJOR: General Studies.